daddyslittlegirl Posted April 29, 2007 Share Posted April 29, 2007 I'm having difficulties with a few things. I'm the youngest of 4 kids and I'm trying to get my family together to push for a second opinion. We have always joined together to get my dad to do what is nnecessary. However, my mother and older sister feel that my dad is getting the best possible care so they won't support it. My sister and I had it out. She told me that "I need to get a grip." I frequently email them articles that I find hopefull, etc. She amade the comment that she isn't on the computer as much as me (in a sarcastic way). By the end of the conversation she made me feel bad for desperately looking for any kind of help I can come up with and for trying to get my family to work together to help my dad. I finally told her and my mother if we can't all work together (and not against each other) like a family should in a crisis, then this family isn't any good to me. My brother is pretty supportive, but my other sister is oblivious. Not only am I the baby, I'm also the closest to my dad. I've never handled anything that he has gone through well. My dad knows how difficult this is for me and he just says he's not going anywhere and not to worry about him. I just remind him how important he is to me and make him promise not to give up. So then my other issue is my mom is constently reminding me of my dad's "expiration date" (August / September). My dad is such a strong man and you really wouldn't even know he is sick. I have 2 small children and my daughter has been wanting to go to Disney World. Even though I refuse to live on a time clock, I don't want to go that far away from my dad or be gone that long. I try to spend as much time with my dad as possible (as I always have). However, I don't want to disappoint my kids either. So I compromised with a short trip to the beach in the near future. I know all I will do is think about my dad and I'm not going to be able to enjoy it. But I know my dad would be upset if I didn't do things with my kids. I do want things to be as normal for my dad as possible. What should I do? I know this a lot, but I just don't feel I can talk to my family anymore because we just fight (and that is NOT good for my dad). Thank you for listening and giving your opinion. God Bless! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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